Our mission is to directly connect the world’s devices and enable a new era of decentralized computing.
Our software automatically handles the complexities of networking across physical network boundaries, dealing with mobility, and unifying cloud and edge to free you to spend your time building your projects and running your business.
Our network virtualization technology delivers the power of enterprise software-defined networking to every device, service, and application whether it’s located at the edge or in the cloud. With ZeroTier you can treat the entire planet like one data center or cloud region. It’s capable enough for large businesses with complex networking needs but easy enough that tens of thousands of regular people use it to do simple things like play games online or connect to their home PC from their mobile device.
Our software and SDKs help developers build distributed and decentralized applications that are both easier to create and pleasurable to use. We work to solve the hard technical problems underlying decentralized application development so you can deliver applications that offer a positive low-friction user experience while avoiding the cost, liability, and security/privacy impact of a large highly involved cloud presence.
ZeroTier was founded by Adam Ierymenko in 2015. In 2020, the team went remote permanently and members are currently located across the US and in Europe.
Adam is the founder of ZeroTier and the original author of the core network virtualization engine. He’s been programming since the 1980s, having started on a Commodore VIC-20, and has been involved with startups since the mid-2000s.
Grant built our official mobile apps (Android and iOS), ZeroTier Central’s backend, and runs DevOps. Prior to ZeroTier he wrote high-performance graphics processing pipelines for Red Digital Cinema, performed acoustic surveys, wrote web-based accounting software, and numerous other things. He’s also Adam’s former college roommate (all stories under NDA).
Sean is VP Engineering at ZeroTier, and he currently resides in Berlin. He is a deeply experienced engineer, and he has held roles at Fastly, Chef, and other well-known tech companies.
Erik comes from Southern Oregon and started his career in networking administering BBS systems and FidoNET networks since age 14 or so. He now largely administers his arcade cabinet and PlayStation. Erik maintains zeronsd and other infrastructure toolkits.
Dennis is Head of Product at ZeroTier. He was most recently a Senior Product Manager at Mattermost, overseeing the enterprise and platform product areas. Dennis is known as an emerging technology enthusiast, and for his passion to empower users with data ownership and privacy. Dennis is a seasoned, international product leader, with over 17 years of experience in tech, including notable industry leaders such as Go Daddy and ClearDATA.
Joseph developed libzt and ZeroTier’s concurrent multipath and QoS features. Prior to ZeroTier, he worked in natural language-based AI and embedded systems.
Travis handles ZeroTier Central’s web front-end UI and much of our first-line support. Prior to ZeroTier, he worked as an independent IT, A/V, and networking consultant for multiple clients in and around Orange County California, and abroad.
Steve experienced firsthand the headaches of a globally balkanized internet while generating the first $3MM in sales for three successful startups in the US and China; he joined ZeroTier to help commercialize a technology that can radically simplify global networking. Fluent in Mandarin, he previously worked at the CIC, China’s sovereign wealth fund headquartered in Beijing, and co-founded an educational nonprofit that has served over 20,000 children in rural China.
Joy is Head of Marketing at ZeroTier and she considers herself more of a technologist than a marketer. She even earned MCP, Network+, and A+ certifications earlier in her career. Joy loves building great early-stage startups, and her previous experience includes marketing leadership roles at Transifex and Aria Systems.